Slides made from GIMP files should have images which are no larger than 4096 pixels wide by 2704 pixels high for 4K resolution slides, as larger files contribute nothing to the sharpness of the image. Images which have a different shape than 4096x2704 (3x2) will be centered left to right on a black background. You do not notice the black areas when the slides are projected, but the image is not as large as it could be.
GIMP files as small as 640 pixels by 480 pixels may give you an acceptable slide depending on your subject matter, but larger files will always produce better slides than smaller files. You should not, however, enlarge a small image. Our film recorder will automatically enlarge your image to fit the 35mm slide mount. Feel free to use your software to retouch your photos.
The GIMP will save files as JPEG, TGA, Tiff, XCF, or gzip. Any of these files may be sent to us for imaging.
If you would like a FREE copy of this powerful photo editing software, which is very similar to Photoshop, click on Gimp to go to the official Gimp website. Alternatively, try Gimpshop; click on Gimpshop to go to their website. Here is a quote from the author, "The Gimpís menu structure and naming conventions had been a constant source of frustration for me because I was so used to Photoshop. So, I did what any hardcore graphics geek would have done. I hacked GIMPshop together. Itís a proof of concept and itís a little buggy, so donít expect too much."
Photographic Specialties is no longer producing slides and transparencies. I have been self-employed for 35 years, but looking forward to retirement since my wife died five years ago. With the decline of conventional photography and the recent recession, the availability of film and chemicals as well as the volume of work has declined to such an extent that it is no longer possible to have fresh chemicals to develop film. I hope that if you still need conventional slides and transparencies, you will be able to find someone who can produce them for you. Thank you for your orders over the years.